|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2007-08-23 15:55:00
|Entry tags:||fandom:vorkosigan, pairing:vorkosigan:miles/ekaterin, rating:g|
Five Ways Ekaterin Never Met Miles at Twenty, by Sahiya
Title: Five Ways Ekaterin Never Met Miles at Twenty
Author: Sahiya sahiya
Summary: Regret . . . And what if she and Miles had met at twenty, instead of she and Tien? It had been possible; she’d been a student at the Vorbarra District University, he’d been a newly minted officer in and out of the capital. If their paths had crossed, might she have won a less bitter life? — p. 534, A Civil Campaign
Pairing: Miles Vorkosigan/Ekaterin Vorsoisson
A slightly bittersweet look at what could have happened. We get the full range of Ekaterin’s characterisation: from an Ekaterin who’s entirely taken with physical attributes to an Ekaterin who can look past the physical to Miles’ brains and sense of humour.
He shrugged and, strangely, went on eyeing her. She looked back, and after a moment he jerked his thumb toward the exit. She nodded and pointed to the necking couple with a questioning lift of the eyebrows. Lord Vorkosigan rolled his eyes and shook his head, and together they crept out of their row.
Once in the lobby Ekaterin sighed in relief. “Thank you,” she said.
“Don’t worry about it. Not the first time — though usually my date excuses herself after dinner,” Lord Vorkosigan added with a grim smile and a tic of the head that Ekaterin had already realized was a nervous reaction. “Sick grandmothers are very common these days, it seems. In fact, I’m starting to suspect there might be some sort of grandmother plague out there.”